It may seem strange, but the future you foresee may not arrive for millenia yet. A--Human beings are stubborn. B--Religion is part of human culture. C--Human culture changes at a snail's pace, compared to technology and scientific knowledge.
Oh, I know, I understand that. This wasn't an attempt to foresee the future, rather an attempt to create an ongoing piece of fiction that reflects in some way my own political and social views. This piece isn't part of the canon storyline thus far, merely a piece of writing to help me practice. That said, thank you for the comment, the points you made are very true.